Kwang-Gae 광개廣開

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Kwang-Gye 광개廣開 is named after the famous Kwang-Gae-Toh-Wang 광개토태왕/廣開土太王, the 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A. D., the year he came to the throne.

Number of Moves: 39

Ready Posture: Parallel Stance with a Heaven Hand toward D.

1. Bring the left foot to the right foot, forming a full facing close ready stance B toward D, bringing both hands in a circular motion.

2. Move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a full facing upset punch to D with the right fist. Perform in slow motion.

3. Move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a full facing upset punch to D with the left fist. Perform in slow motion.

4. Move the left foot to the side front of the right foot, and then move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance toward D, at the same time executing a half facing high hooking block to D with the right palm. Perform in a double stepping motion.

5. Move the right foot to C in a sliding motion to form a right L-stance toward D, at the same time executing a half facing low guarding block to D with a knife-hand.

6. Move the right foot to the side front of the left foot and then move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a half facing high hooking block to D with the left palm. Perform in a double stepping motion.

7. Move the left foot to C in a sliding motion forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a half facing low guarding block to D with a knife-hand.

8. Move the left foot to D, forming a right rear foot stance toward D while executing a half facing high guarding block to D with a knife-hand.

9. Move the right foot to D, forming a left rear foot stance toward D while executing a half facing high guarding block to D with a knife-hand.

10. Move the left foot to the side front of the right foot and then turn counter-clockwise, pivoting with the left foot, to form a left walking stance toward C while executing a half facing upward block to C with the right palm. Perform in a slow motion.

11. Move the right foot to C, forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a half facing upward block to C with the left palm. Perform in a slow motion.

12. Execute a full facing low front block with the right knife-hand in a circular motion, hitting the left palm while bringing the left foot to the right foot to form a close stance toward C.

13. Execute a pressing kick to E with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 12.

14. Execute a middle side piercing kick to E with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 13. Perform 13 and 14 in a consecutive kick.

15. Lower the left foot to E, forming a right L-stance toward E while executing a half facing high inward strike to E with the right knife-hand and bringing the left side fist in front of the right shoulder.

16. Execute a side facing downward strike to E with the left side fist while forming a close stance toward C, pulling the left foot to the right foot.

17. Execute a pressing kick to F with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 16.

18. Execute a middle side piercing kick to F with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 17. Perform 17 and 18 in a consecutive kick.

19. Lower the right foot to F, forming a left L-stance toward F while executing a half facing high inward strike to F with the knife-hand and bringing the right side fist in front of the left shoulder.

20. Execute a side facing downward strike to F with the right side fist while forming a close stance toward C, pulling the right foot to the left foot.

21. Move the left foot to C, forming a left low stance toward C while executing a reverse half facing pressing block with the right palm. Perform in slow motion.

22. Move the right foot to C, forming a right low stance toward C while executing a half facing pressing block with the left palm. Perform in a slow motion.

23. Move the right foot to D in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward F while executing a side facing high side strike to D with the right back fist.

24. Execute a half facing middle block to D with the right double forearm while forming a right walking stance toward D, pivoting with the left foot.

25. Execute a half facing low block to D with the left forearm while shifting to C, maintaining a right walking stance toward D, keeping the position of the right hand as it was in 24.

26. Execute a full facing high thrust to D with the right flat fingertip while forming a right low stance toward D, slipping the right foot to D. Perform in slow motion.

27. Move the left foot on lone CD in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward F while executing a side facing high side strike to C with the left back fist.

28. Execute a half facing middle block to C with the left double forearm while forming a left walking stance toward C, pivoting with the left foot.

29. Execute a half facing low reverse block to C with the right forearm while shifting to D, maintaining a left walking stance toward C, keeping the position of the left hand as it was in 28.

30. Execute a full facing high thrust to C with the left flat fingertip while forming a left low stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C.

31. Move the right foot to C in a stamping motion, forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a full facing high vertical punch to C with a twin fist.

32. Move the left foot to A in a stamping motion, forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a full facing upset punch to A with a twin fist.

33. Execute a middle front snap kick to A with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 32.

34. Lower the right foot to the left foot, and then move the left foot to A to form a left L-stance toward B while executing a half facing middle guarding block to B with a knife-hand.

35. Move the left foot to B, forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a full facing high punch to B with the left fist. 

36. Move the right foot to B in stamping motion, forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a full facing upset punch to B with a twin fist.

37. Execute a middle front snap kick to B with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 36.

38. Lower the left foot to the right foot, and then move the right foot to B to form a right L-stance toward A at the same time executing a half facing middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand.

39. Move the right foot to A, forming a right walking stance toward A while executing a full facing high punch to A with the right fist.

End: Bring the left foot back to a ready position with Heaven Hands towards D.

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